Educators and Students
PRINTING United Alliance has long recognized the important role educational institutions play in the long-term viability of the specialty imaging industry. We are committed to providing educator resources and training to ensure the future success of this industry.
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SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media
Further enhancing SGIA's current partnership with NAPCO Media, this merger will create a platform designed to grow all segments of the printing industry.
US Department of Labor Announces Rule to Strengthen Retirement Programs for Small Businesses
In August 2018, President Donald J. Trump issued Executive Order 13847, "Strengthening Retirement Security in America." The Executive Order called for the Secretary of Labor to clarify and expand the circumstances under which U.S. employers, especially small- and mid-sized businesses, may sponsor or …
Zero Waste Act Introduced – More Recycling Legislative Proposals on the Horizon
Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Zero Waste Act, which creates federal grants to support municipalities in recycling and waste reduction efforts. The recently introduced legislation provides federal funding to help municipalities invest in waste recovery and reduction initiatives. The …
SGIA Offers Travel Grant Program for Students to Attend PRINTING United
SGIA will offer 10 post-secondary students the opportunity to attend PRINTING United as guests of the association.
Maine’s Governor Signs Food Packaging Law
Governor Janet Mills has signed into law a bill that prohibits the use of phthalates and PFASs in food packaging materials. Maine’s legislation imposes a ban on the sale of food and beverage packaging and their components (including inks and labels) as well as disposable plastic food service gloves when …
US Department of Labor Requests Comments on Proposed Workforce Development Regulation
The US Department of Labor (US DOL) has issued a proposed rule to expand the apprenticeship model to new industries. Under the National Apprenticeship Act, the US DOL is seeking to establish a process for recognizing Standards Recognition Entities which in turn will recognize Industry Recognized Apprenticeship …
Bigger. Better. Bolder.
By Denise M. Gustavson, Editorial Director & Special Projects Editor – Printing & Packaging, Editor-in-Chief, Wide-Format Impressions, NAPCO Media SGIA Journal Graphic Edition July/August 2019
Quad/Graphics Raises $41,000 for Cal Poly Graphic Communication Program, Scholarships
Funds will benefit the Quad/Graphics Eric Steinbach Memorial Endowment to continually assist deserving students.
SGIA Supports Print’s Future Workforce at 2019 SkillsUSA Competition
For eight years, SGIA and industry leaders have managed student competitions and provided prizes and stipends.
Sustainable Green Printing Attends 2019 Green Sports Alliance
Gary Jones and Heather Nortz of SGIA were thrilled to represent the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) at the 7th annual Green Sports Alliance Summit held in Philadelphia, PA this past June. There was a fantastic group of attendees with a passion for sustainability that fostered productive …
Half-Day Intensives Set Tone for PRINTING United Experience
Pre-expo intensive workshops will highlight opportunities, strategies and insights setting businesses across the entire printing industry up for success.
Exploring Digitally Printed Textiles
By Kilara Le, Industry Author SGIA Journal Graphic Edition, May/June 2019
SGIA Wins Major Victory with OSHA Rule on Lockout/Tagout
After significant pressure from SGIA and other industry groups, OSHA decided to not revise the Lockout/Tagout or Control of Hazardous Energy Standard. The proposed change, while seemingly innocent involved simply removing one word, “unexpected” from it. While it is only one word, it represents a concept …
SGIA Supports Proposed Revisions to Wisconsin Waste Rules
The SGIA Government and Business Affairs staff submitted comments to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) supporting its proposed revisions to the hazardous waste regulations. SGIA’s comments were on the draft of the estimated economic impacts of the proposed rule revisions.